||Last Updated: Aug 21, 2017 - 11:40:37 PM
Red Cross executives visit the Governor General
- Aug 16, 2017 - 1:16:03 PM
Bahamas Red Cross Society
President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right)
paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer,
Haitian Ambassador pays farewell courtesy call on the Governor General
- Aug 16, 2017 - 12:22:04 PM
Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus paid a Farewell Courtesy Call on
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House, August 16, 2017.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer,
King of the Conch Fest' Reps meet Minister Pintard
- Aug 16, 2017 - 12:10:08 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre)
met with 'King of the Conch Fest' Executive Director Stephen Dean and
Community Liaison Niambi Hall-Campbell, PhD during a courtesy call at
the Ministry on August 16, 2017. The event is slated for October 8,
2017, on Montagu Beach, starting at 2:00 p.m.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...
ALIV launches in Bimini on Friday
- Aug 16, 2017 - 4:36:01 AM
ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, is pleased to announce the
opening of a flagship store in Bimini. The official grand opening is
scheduled before the for Friday, August 18th.
Chief ALIV Officer
Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly
delivering on its mandate to provide superior products and services in
“We are excited to deliver ALIV’s world-class
service to the people of Bimini, offering them the opportunity to now
choose the best mobile network in The Bahamas. Our teams have been
working judiciously on the island of Bimini to ensure required
infrastructure is fully installed and secure key elements for a
successful service launch on the island” he said...
NASA Television to air launch of next communications Satellite
- Aug 16, 2017 - 3:39:17 AM
NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its
next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United
Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in
Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug.
17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
built by Boeing, will provide NASA’s Space Network the ability to
support critical space communication into the mid-2020s, ensuring
scientists, engineers and control room staff can readily access data for
missions like the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space
PM and DPM lead verification process for Cabinet Ministers
- Aug 15, 2017 - 10:14:45 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest led the
verification process for Members of Parliament prior to participating in
the weekly Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday (August 15, 2017).
Minister Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest were two of 15
Cabinet Ministers to take advantage of the opportunity provided by
officials from the Public Treasury Department who were on hand at the
Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre to conduct the verification process
for public service employees there...
Bahamas Congratulates India on the Celebration of its National Day
- Aug 15, 2017 - 9:56:34 PM
The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has congratulated the
Government and people of the Republic of India on the celebration of its
National Day. The Government of The Bahamas looks forward to
continuing the friendly and cooperative relationship that has existed
between the two countries since the inception of Diplomatic Relations in
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a formal Diplomatic Note of congratulations to the Government of India to that effect...
Chinese Ambassador calls on Prime Minister Minnis
- Aug 15, 2017 - 3:17:47 PM
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo made a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister. The Bahamas and China recently recognized their 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations at a Reception on Friday evening at the British Colonial Hilton.
Photos show a gift presentation during the courtesy call, and the Prime Minister with the Ambassador in a group including, from left: Chinese Embassy officials, Ambassador Huang Qinguo (third left), Prime Minister Minnis...
Haitian Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Aug 15, 2017 - 2:39:58 PM
Haitian Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency
Jean Victor Geneus, left, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield at the offices of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs on Monday, August 14, 2017.
BIS Photo by Derek Smith, Sr....
Executives of Club Med North America call on Prime Minister Minnis
- Aug 15, 2017 - 2:38:36 PM
Executives of Club Med North America paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday. Club Med North America Vice-President Xavier Mufraggi, left, shakes hands with Prime Minister Minnis in photo.
Photo by OPM Media Services...
BTC encourages Grand Bahamians to buy local through back to school partnership with GBPA
- Aug 15, 2017 - 9:22:19 AM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is helping spur economic activity in Downtown Freeport ahead of the busy Back to School shopping season. The company has partnered with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for 'Back to School Fridays' and will provide FREE Area WiFi for parents and the children to enjoy as they take advantage of savings offered at all their favorite local stores. Representatives from BTC will also be on site providing discounts and deals on popular mobile devices as well as giveaways. BTC Marketing Manager Leteasha Lord (Left) is pictured alongside Lashawn Dames of the GBPA (Center) and DJ Skye of ZNS Northern Bahamas following a Radio Chit-Chat to promote the upcoming event.
Press Statement from the Minister of Labour on Labour Survey
- Aug 14, 2017 - 10:51:30 PM
Press Statement by Senator Hon. Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour:
wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the staff of the
Department of Statistics on the recent publication of the results of the
May 2017 Labour Force Survey which highlighted a slight decline in the
unemployment rate in the Bahamas.
The Ministry of Labour is
pleased that the level of unemployment in the country has declined
particularly on the islands Grand Bahama and Abaco, two of our more
populated islands. We are, however, mindful of the fact that the survey
was conducted during the period April 24-30 2017, just a few weeks prior
the recent general elections. Encouraged by the statistics gathered
during the sampling period, which is reflective of the temporary and
short time jobs associated with the Carnival and general elections, many
of these employees...
Burnett-Garraway new Medical Chief of Staff at PMH
- Aug 14, 2017 - 10:45:01 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority is pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline
Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the
Princess Margaret Hospital with effect from August 2017. With more than
two and half decades as a physician in the public health sector, Dr.
Burnett-Garraway brings a wealth of training and experience to her new
position. A graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of
Medical Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs in Jamaica and
Barbados, she began her medical career at the Princess Margaret Hospital
in 1990 as a House Officer.
Starting in 1999, Dr.
Burnett-Garraway served as Senior Registrar/Assistant Medical Director
in the Accident and Emergency Department, eventually serving as
Consultant, Medical Director and ultimately as Chief of Service for the
Department from 2014 to 2017. She also held the position of Deputy
Medical Chief of Staff for the hospital from 2010 to 2013...
Health Minister Duane Sands Tours Elizabeth Estates Clinic
- Aug 14, 2017 - 3:47:25 PM
Minister of Health Dr.
the Hon. Duane Sands toured the Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Monday, August 14,
2017. He met with clinic administrators, physicians and patients to review the running of the clinic and the
challenges faced daily as i deals with its clients. Pictured is Dr. Sands speaking (outdoors) with Clinic
Administrator, Nichole Julian; Administrator for Public Health, Charlene Bain;
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Sherrilyn Bastian-Wallace;
Director of Nursing, Marcel Johnson and standing off to the side is Director of
Public Health, Dr. Pearl McMillan. He also spoke with Head Pharmacist Visna Williams in the pharmacy facility...
Minister of Transport and Local Government Visits the International Maritime Organization in the UK
- Aug 14, 2017 - 3:30:27 PM
The Honourable Frankie Campbell, M. P., Minister of Transport and Local
Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the H. E. Kitack Lim,
Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), on
Friday 14th July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, United
The Minister was accompanied by H. E. Eldred E.
Bethel, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to
the IMO, Mr. Don Saunders, M. P., Deputy Speaker of the House of
Assembly, Commodore Davy Rolle, CEO and Managing Director of The Bahamas
Maritime Authority and Mr. Bernis Pinder, Maritime Liaison, Bahamas
High Commission, London...
Bahamas & China celebrate 20 years of strong diplomatic relations
- Aug 14, 2017 - 12:02:33 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- After 20 years of establishing diplomatic
relations with China, The Bahamas continues to expand its cultural
influence internationally through promoting diversity, building
people-to-people friendships, and establishing sister city relationships
through Sino-Bahamian expressions of mutual respect.
been many exchanges of high-level delegations between our two countries
as we deepened and strengthened our knowledge, understanding and
appreciation of one another's cultures, priorities, commitments and
needs," said the Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister.
Funeral of the Late Sir Geoffrey Johnstone
- Aug 13, 2017 - 9:08:10 PM
The funeral service of noted Bahamian political figure, Sir Geoffrey
Johnstone was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk on Saturday
morning, August 12, 2017, conducted by pastor of St. Andrew's Kirk, Rev.
Bryn McPhail, with interment at The Garden of Remembrance, Christ
Church Cathedral. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling attended the service, as well as Prime Minister Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis, members of the government and other officials. The
Governor General is pictured greeting the family of the late Sir
Geoffrey, and the Prime Minister is pictured while giving a tribute...
St Lucia PM on the Leahy Law: I’ve done everything I can do
- Aug 13, 2017 - 7:07:50 PM
In the third and final part of the Caribbean News Now exclusive
interview with the prime minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, he
apparently admitted he can do no with regard to more Leahy Law sanctions
on Saint Lucia.
The issues arising from Operation Restore
Confidence (ORC), the Leahy Law sanctions and the subsequent IMPACS
report have been dealt with in considerable detail in many columns and
leading news reports from Caribbean News Now.
In brief, security
force units in Saint Lucia have been denied assistance by the US under
the Leahy Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act, joining such
illustrious company as Bangladesh, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala...
BCSD and BISX paid a joint courtesy call on Minister of Finance
- Aug 12, 2017 - 8:44:04 AM
The Bahamas Central Securities Depository (BCSD) and The Bahamas
International Securities Exchange (BISX) on Thursday 27 July 2017 paid a
joint courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Honorable K. Peter Turnquest. During the courtesy call, the
representatives from both organizations took the opportunity to discuss
matters related to the Bahamian Capital Markets.
Gomez, Chairman of BCSD noted: “we were grateful to Minister Turnquest
for his kind consideration in allowing us to meet with him, to speak on
matters of mutual interest, focusing on the influence that the
Government has, directly and indirectly on our capital markets...
NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2017 - 6:02:11 PM
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to
an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast
to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and
spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be
featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America:
Through the Eyes of NASA.
Programming begins at noon EDT with a
preview show hosted from Charleston, South Carolina. The main show
begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will
take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The
program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude
balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It also will
include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon;
Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri;
Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky...